Power to Adjust (Revision) – Part 2…
Hope you’re getting much joy from this power. It’s been very helpful for me because I’ve been working through successive flares in the last couple of weeks. This power has allowed me to rest (often) without letting anger get the better of me. Though I still caught myself getting frustrated and even anxious when I allowed wasteful thoughts to run amok. Anxiety would automatically kick in when I allowed feelings of inadequacy to overwhelm me… When finances get a little tight (as they are at present) Col takes it upon himself to get extra work and though I really appreciate it, destructive thoughts like I ‘should’ and ‘I wish’ can easily take over if given free rein. Adjusting is therefore very helpful for accommodating our own needs as a necessary daily exercise (a form of self nurturing) because chronic pain has no bias and there are no exemptions. Anyone can be struck down at any time and once struck with chronic pain it rarely lets up. So I’m very grateful for being given the opportunity to continually practice my inner powers (via this group as well as other groups I’ve started). Rather than allow the pain to rule my existence, I focus on seeing the benefit in my situation, enabling me to adjust my life accordingly so that I still have quality of life – empowering me to educate others about self-love and self-care
Constantly adjusting my footing in life means that even in pain I can still exercise my body and my mind, which is essential for overall wellbeing. Adjusting can be as simple as adjusting the exercises to accommodate my bodily needs at the time (as opposed to not exercising at all). Or it can be confronting as adjusting my own attitude. However, don’t mistake this power as having to adjust to fit in (conform) or adjust to ‘accommodate’ someone else’s bad behaviour because that’s not the true meaning of accommodate. But to adjust so I can accommodate a weakness (theirs or mine) and transform it through my powerful attitude. True adjustment and accommodation (change) happens inside, it’s not externally driven. And as we age (and we all do) this power will be priceless, it will serve us well because rather than hanging on (control) to old views, beliefs, habits and compulsions this power will allow us to simply keep starting anew
Questions to churn on:
– Do I practice adjusting and flowing every day, or do I wait till I’m faced with an adverse situation?
– How do I know when I’m practicing this power? What is the evidence (proof)?
– How often do I catch myself resisting – people, situations, change, life? … Why?
Life is about living, not about resisting… The more I resist life – be it other people, be it situations that challenge me to look within, be it change or be it life itself – the more I’m in need of letting go. Letting go of control allows me to become more adaptable to change and therefore more accommodating – giving myself permission to just live one glorious day at a time. Adjusting allows me to continually let new things in
Here are 10 Quotes to help with this Power:
1. Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches – Dolly Parton
2. It’s going to start really interfering with your quality of life, your health, if you don’t adjust to life as it’s happening to you – Noah Baumbach
3. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination – Jimmy Dean
4. Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment – Powell Clayton
5. There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint – Denis Diderot
6. When a regular camera focuses physically, what the regular camera is doing is adjusting the lens relative to the sensor to bring different parts of the scene into focus – Ren Ng
7. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps – Confucius
8. We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles – Jimmy Carter
9. It’s quite normal to hear of a change and see it as a problem, but it’s probably an opportunity, depending on how quickly you can adjust – Jim Pattison
10. The beauty of social awareness is that a few simple adjustments to what you say can vastly improve your relationships with other people – Travis Bradberry
Thank you to those who’ve already contributed. I look forward to receiving more contributions (by 26th Feb please) as it’s a short month
Much love, Annemarie